Circus Oz Living Archive

A digital archive project I led between 2010-2014, involving an interdisciplinary team of artists and researchers. Check out the Living Archive itself and the project blog. In 2015 a scholarly book about the project was published by Ashgate in the UK. Edited by myself and Laurene Vaughan, the book is called Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive.

‘With a central focus on the Melbourne-based Circus Oz Living Archive, Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive proposes an alternative to the notion that an archive is a simple repository of the past... How, it asks, can archives be truly moving?’

 'The Circus Oz Living Archive project that forms the basis of this book is particularly novel. Not only does it apply a museum-like approach to recordings of performances, it does so in a way that is purposefully useful to, and accepted by, the performers themselves. This book provides a unique insight into the transformations of the performing arts, media and cultural heritage sectors taking place in early 21st century.'
SEB CHAN, Director of Digital & Emerging Media at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, USA (from the Foreword)





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